Fire Medic

Be an everyday hero

A Firefighter Paramedic (Fire Medic) protects life and property through fire suppression, rescue, prevention, and Emergency Medical Treatment capabilities. Graduates are highly trained in the modern firefighting techniques and Paramedic skills necessary to make them successful in the dynamic emergency services environment.

*Lakeshore Technical College’s Fire Medic program prepares students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examination, or licensure for other states.

To be eligible for testing and/or licensing in the state of Wisconsin, you may be required to obtain a social security number.

Career Area
Law, Public Safety and Security
Associate Degree
Program Number
  • Associate Degree
  • 5 Terms 
  • 66 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August / January

Career Outlook

Fire Medic

Median Income: $38,961.00*


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Assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.


Administer basic or advanced emergency medical care and assess injuries and illnesses. May administer medication intravenously, use equipment such as EKGs, or administer advanced life support to sick or injured individuals.


Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and state laws, or investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.


Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance.


Operate telephone, radio, or other communication systems to receive and communicate requests for emergency assistance at 9-1-1 public safety answering points and emergency operations centers. Take information from the public and other sources regarding crimes, threats, disturbances, acts of terrorism, fires, medical emergencies, and other public safety matters. May coordinate and provide information to law enforcement and emergency response personnel. May access sensitive databases and other information sources as needed. May provide additional instructions to callers based on knowledge of and certification in law enforcement, fire, or emergency medical procedures.



*As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here. Graduate Outcome Survey data is from 2021-22 Lakeshore graduates.


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Background Information Disclosure.
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Complete Technical Standards form.
  • Discuss EMT license requirements.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.


Work with your Program Counselor to:

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Due to the rigorous and highly supervised nature of this hands-on training, Fire Medic courses are are offered during the day and evening. Daytime availability is necessary for completing your Lakeshore Fire Medic program.

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Rebecca Meulemans

"EDUCATION IS NOT THE FILLING OF A PAIL, BUT THE LIGHTING OF A FIRE" — W.B. YEATS   I believe that teaching is about connecting with others and sharing your passion. When you ignite the love of learning, you impact lives. 

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